Crowns & Bridges

What are dental crowns and bridges?

A dental crown treatment is a fixed prosthesis used to cap a damaged tooth. They strengthen the tooth and can be used to improve its overall appearance, shape and position in your smile.

A bridge treatment uses impressions of your teeth and are fitted to your exact specifications. The great thing about bridges is that they are a fixed solution, unlike traditional dentures. This means no need to remove and clean, no chance of accidental loss and the fact you can always smile with confidence, no matter what.

Dental Crowns 

A crown is used to cover the top of a damaged tooth and is made from metal alloys or ceramic materials. The different forms of a crown depend on whether they are provided through the NHS or on a private basis, so get in touch to discuss how we can help you.

As an NHS treatment, crowns are typically made from metal alloys, which are strong and durable but can be very noticeable in the mouth, which many patients may wish to avoid. 

Cardonald Smiles believes you should always be able to smile wide and smile bright, which is why we are delighted to offer ceramic and tooth-coloured crowns. These match the colour of your natural tooth, and so are all but invisible in the mouth. The treatment is typically recommended for the following reasons:

  • To add strength to a weak tooth to prevent further damage
  • To replace a filling in cases when there isn't enough tooth remaining
  • Used as a base for the fitting of a bridge
  • To conceal discoloured or misshapen teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • Following a root canal treatment

Dental Bridges

Where a crown caps a tooth, a bridge can be used to replace one. They make an excellent alternative to dentures and offer patients a fixed solution to missing teeth and gaps in their smile. 

A bridge can be used for one or multiple teeth and offer a dental crown's same advantages. Again, the materials available for a dental bridge are dependent on whether supplied by the NHS or private treatment. Give us a call, and one of our dentists can discuss if a bridge is the right choice for you, and talk you through the best materials for the size, position and appearance if a bridge is indicated. 

Cardonald Smiles offer dental bridges matched to your tooth colour, correcting your smile quickly, safely, and so it can shine bright again.

Do Crowns and Bridges need to be replaced?

Crowns and bridges are incredibly durable and can last you a long time. However, in the event that they become loose or fall out, such as following trauma to the mouth, get in touch, and we can fit another in its place. The best way to maintain a crown or a bridge is to keep up good oral hygiene and regular visits to see us for hygiene cleaning appointments. 

Dental crowns and bridges are just one of the treatments we offer to help repair or transform your smile. We offer whitening to make your smile shine, straightening to correct any misalignments and a range of other cosmetic dental treatments. Please take a look around our website or get in touch with any questions you may have.